Vision & Values
Integrity: We adhere to standards of ethical conduct.
Innovation: We are committed to the consideration and implementation of new ideas.
Respect: We are responsive, compassionate and courteous in all our interactions.
Accountability: We are accountable for our behavior and the quality of work performed individually and in teams.
Diversity: We embrace the value and power of diversity in our community.
Communication: We encourage open communication and the sharing of ideas to enhance the decision-making process.
Honesty: We are truthful, fair and open with our fellow employees and the people we serve.
Alachua County Fire Rescue
911 SE 5th St. Gainesville, Florida. 32601
Phone: (352) 384-3101, Fax (352) 337-6138
What is it like to work for ACFR?
To request more information from a recruitment officer click here.
If you are interested in becoming a member of the Emergency Services community there are a number of steps needed to reach these goals. The first step is the desire to help others. The next step is one of the hardest if you do not know anybody in the service. Here is the point we would like to help. Alachua County Fire Rescue has assembled a team of active duty personnel who want to help those who have a desire to enter the career. These officers can provide a prospective member a wealth of knowledge about the career. These mentors have all volunteered for this program and stand ready to help. Email ACFR Mentor Group. Most people starting out in the service have similar questions. These are a few of the common ones we hear. What does it take to start in a career in emergency services? The first thing you will need is certifications. Minimum qualifications for an entry level position is your Emergency Medical Technicians Certification and your professional Fire Standards.
Local Schools which provide EMT/ Paramedic certification courses.
City College (Gainesville)
Community Technical and Adult Education ( Ocala )
First Coast Technical College ( St. Augustine )
Florida Gateway College (Lake City)
Santa Fe College ( Gainesville )
Florida State Fire College